Monday, July 2, 2012

Severly Conservative

Think Progress reports that the Romney campaign is sucking up to the right-wing nutsery media.

When this election is over, one of the lessons that will be learned by the mainstream media is that they no longer have a toe-hold on how Americans receive their news. Never before – in a way that has taken Democrats off stride – have we seen the confluence of an aggressive online community, led by Breitbart, and an aggressive campaign team not willing to cede an inch of ground to Democrats. This combination has created a new political reality. We no longer allow the mainstream media to define the political realities in America. The rise of Breitbart, Drudge and others, combined with an aggressive Romney campaign is a powerful tool in the arsenal of the conservative movement.

Andrew Breitbart, when he was alive, was not exactly Edward R. Murrow; he was the perpetrator of the Shirley Sherrod episode and the mentor to James O’Keefe, who committed felonies to entrap people. As of this writing, Mr. Breitbart is still dead. Drudge is a major force in the birther movement.

It sounds like the Romney campaign is trying to prevent the wingnuts from turning on him.